New Pedro Sprouts
Nan's Nook : Archives : Botanicals : San Pedro, Peyote, Mescaline : Peyote
|Posted by: Majerepalin Apr 17 03, 03:41 PM GMT|
| I bought some san pedro seeds off of ebay, about a month ago and put them in the growing medium, maybe two weeks ago and already to have begun to set roots
I'm such a happy botanists
Not to mention my datura is growing nicely, although I realize that that stuff is pretty insane, although if someone was to accidently consume a small dose, unlike many of the fools who think the more the merrier, I've heard datura can be an excellent dream enhancer Which I don't know about you but there is nothing like wonderfuly lucid dreams
|Posted by: Samsara Apr 17 03, 09:37 PM GMT|
|Good luck with those sprouts, they are really annoying in my expirience. I have two that are about an inch high after nearly a year. They tend to turn red from too much light. Make sure lighting/heat is relativly low and humidity is high.|
|Posted by: Lophophophile Apr 19 03, 02:03 PM GMT|
| i've been very frustrated with my attempts to sprout anything resembling cacti from peruvianus seeds.
attempt #1: didn't soak seeds, put them about 1cm under surface of sand/soil... 2 months later, nothing.
attempt #2: soaked seeds in 30% isopropyl rubbing alcohol solution for 24hrs, put them 1/2cm under the surface, covered with perferated saran wrap, misted them every few days with water containing captan (a fungacide to prevent damp-off)... month later, nothing
attempt #3: soaked seeds in 30% isopropyl rubbing alcohol solution for 3 days, rubbed them thoroughly on a wet paper towel, put them right on the surface, covered with nonperferated saran wrap, misted initally w/o captan... 2 weeks later and i can still see the damn things sitting where i left them with no activity
i'm at my wits end with these damn seeds but i still have quite a few left for another go if i'm assured they'll grow
|Posted by: Nanook Apr 19 03, 07:48 PM GMT|
| Don't soak the seeds in alcohol, it kills them.
And don't bury. Just sprinkle on the surface.
|Posted by: Voodoo Apr 19 03, 09:00 PM GMT|
|That might explain your misfortune.|
|Posted by: cubensis Apr 19 03, 09:28 PM GMT|
| I'm glad to hear your sproutlings are doing well MJ. I am very proud of my own tiny little green footballs, I feel like a daddy.
Lophophile, hang in there. I think heat may be a factor as well. At first my unsprouted seeds were under a standard seedling humidity dome but it never seemed to get warmer than room temprature under there; and they did not sprout. I put them in a styrofoam cooler that had part of the lid replaced with plexiglass. This retained heat much better and in about 2 weeks I had about 30% sucess sprouting seeds, both peruvians and san pedro.
On a more negaitve note I hope you didn't get jacked by some E-bay shyster.
|Posted by: Majerepalin Apr 19 03, 09:33 PM GMT|
|Yeah I'm hoping they are actually san pedro, at the moment they are about a cm tall and they are growing quite fast, faster than I expected another one is starting to sprout now, and a fourth has just the roots starting to show from the seed, it's so great growing stuff because everyday I find myself checking up on it and stuff it leads to a more interesting day|
|Posted by: cubensis Apr 19 03, 10:01 PM GMT|
| Wow those are growing pretty fast. My oldest San Pedro sprout poped up on the tenth of april and is only about 6 mm high. It is great to see such tiny and delicate but truly powerful things sprouting from the dirt. From the dirt, good God
Plants are awesome, peace
|Posted by: Bob Roberts Apr 21 03, 12:35 PM GMT|
Alcohol will kill seeds. It will kill the embryo in the seed and probably denatures any proteins that would be used for food reserve during germination.
In some plants, alcohol will help in callus formation and, therefore root differentiation. However, with cacti, callus formation occurs naturally.
If you are meaning to try a form of seed priming, I'd just soak them in water overnight.
|Posted by: sinoptik Apr 21 03, 07:38 PM GMT|
| Yeh, I was about to say the same thing. Who ever told you to soak the seeds in alcohol?
I would just soak them in paper towels and keep them in a closed container until you see them sprout at which point you should transfer them into your growing medium.
|Posted by: ion Apr 21 03, 09:23 PM GMT|
| Check out the way I'd do it, loph:
Plant a seed, save a dumpling
The peroxide is only used if you suspect possible contamination of the seed surface... in fact, you can just dip in the peroxide/water solution for a few minutes, and then do the 24 hour soak in regular spring water.
It doesn't mention it there, but sand actually helps the seed by scratching the surface a bit.